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Doctor insights on: Is The Withdrawal Method A Reliable Method To Prevent Pregnancy

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Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Pregnancy (Definition)

If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more


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How effective is withdrawal as a birth control method to prevent pregnancy?

How effective is withdrawal as a birth control method to prevent pregnancy?

Not effective: The man secrets seminal fluid during intercourse that will have some sperms which will render you at risk of pregnancy, this is even before ejaculation. So withdrawal may have been a little bit to late. ...Read more

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Why is the withdrawal method not recommended to prevent pregnancy?

Why is the withdrawal method not recommended to prevent pregnancy?

See below: The penis secretes fluid that has small amounts of sperm in it from the moment it becomes erect...Not just with ejaculation. ...Read more

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I want to know why withdrawal method is not effective way to prevent pregnancy?

I want to know why withdrawal method is not effective way to prevent pregnancy?

Don't do it: Even prior to ejaculation, a few drops of semen can enter the vagina. Remember all it takes is one sperm to fertilize an egg. Do not rely upon early withdrawal as a birth control method- neither will it protect you from std's. Don't take these chances with your health. ...Read more

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4 faint positive tests and one neg digital my fiancee things the pull out method is gonna prevent pregnancy what's your advice?

4 faint positive tests and one neg digital my fiancee things the  pull out method is gonna prevent pregnancy what's your advice?

Pregnant: Thirty percent of couples who use the withdrawal method get pregnant. Semen leaks out of an erect penis during intercourse. Semen has fresh sperm in it. Precum is well known to cause pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is continuous birth control method a powerful way to prevent pregnancy?

Is continuous birth control method a powerful way to prevent pregnancy?

Yes: Birth control pills are an excellent way to prevent pregnancy. They are, however, not 100% and they do not protect you against std's. Taking them in a continuous fashion does not make them more effective. ...Read more

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Is it effective to use condom in sex to prevent pregnancy? And do sex on infertility dates following the calendar method?

Is it effective to use condom in sex to prevent pregnancy? And do sex on infertility dates following the calendar method?

Usually/maybe: Used appropriately (proper size,application before any intercourse) a condom is relatively good at preventing pregnancy. Using a calendar to predict fertility is a good way to improve chances of getting pregnant, but not so good to avoid it.During training we called it Vatican Roulette, because its just another game of chance, and you can lose big. ...Read more

Withdrawal (Definition)

Symptoms upon abrupt discontinuation or decrease in intake of substances such as ...Read more